Strand Spot Guide

About Strand

The beachbreak at Strand gets quite good, but several outside reefs and other waves make the entire area really interesting. The Strand is usually a small-wave spot, as it doesn’t pick up that much swell.

Source: Strand Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

It’s an easy wave to surf, as is the nearby Koeel Bay.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty competitive, but it’s mainly people who live in Strand that surf in Strand.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Crowds are usually mellow, and when it gets busy, it’s still pretty casual.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

It gets good but it’s not that consistent. There are plenty of other great waves in the hood.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

When the beaches are good and there’s a decent swell running, you’ll be paddling.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Dirty moments, but generally a clean-water beach.

Additional Information


Shark sightings, bluebottles en mass in summer.


Easy access, carpark, car guards.

Bring Your



It’s all sand at the Strand.

Best Season

Strand has glorious days throughout the year but tends to get small and grim through the heart of summer.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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